Predator 2 (1990)

An odd follow-up to a jungle action movie. It bursts with cop cliches, but doesn’t do anything particularly memorable with them. The setting felt like a Robocop-esque near dystopia, but wasn’t delved into much. It’s different from the first film, sure, but I didn’t feel like there was any meaningful iteration. It feels very perfunctory…

Predator (1987)

A delightfully 80s testosterone-fuelled action romp. The way the film slowly sidles from straightforward machismo action into a tenser sort of science-fiction showdown is deftly done. The jungle location is fantastic and that whole spirit of the jungle is really infused throughout the film. The Predator itself has a memorable design and isn’t overplayed. The…